Plant Care Sailor's Tobacco

Sailor's Tobacco

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Sailor's Tobacco has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Sailor's Tobacco has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Sailor's Tobacco

Mugwort is a perennial weed in the daisy family. It grows in loamy or sandy soils in forested areas, coastal strands and along roadsides. It spreads by rhizomes and can form dense mats. This plant has been listed as invasive in several states.

Taxonomy

Artemisia vulgaris
Artemisia
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

Mugwort, Mugwort, Common wormwood, Common mugwort, Riverside wormwood, Felon herb, Chrysanthemum weed, Wild wormwood, Old uncle henry, Sailor's tobacco, Naughty man, Old man and St. john's plant

How to care for Sailor's Tobacco

Water

How often to water your Sailor's Tobacco

Water needs for Sailor's Tobacco
0.5 cups
every 9

Sailor's Tobacco needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Sailor's Tobacco

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Mugwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sailor's Tobacco: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Sailor's Tobacco love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Sailor's Tobacco does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Sailor's Tobacco in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Sailor's Tobacco

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Sailor's Tobacco: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Sailor's Tobacco after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Sailor's Tobacco can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


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Care Summary for Sailor's Tobacco

Sailor's Tobacco

Sailor's Tobacco


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Sailor's Tobacco has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Sailor's Tobacco has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Sailor's Tobacco has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Sailor's Tobacco has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Maried20 avatar
@Maried20
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 660 XP
globe Clifton Forge, Virginia
09/07/2021

When I put this in last year it was small it’s about two times the size it was last year

Fast grower Fast grower

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